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Dental Implants in Chicago and Hinsdale, IL

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What are Implant Dentures?

Your smile says a lot about you. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to restore your ability to smile, speak, and eat with confidence and comfort, then dental implants may be the answer. Implants can be utilized to replace a single missing tooth, support a bridge, replace multiple teeth, or secure an appliance of teeth like a denture. Dental implants are a great choice from an aesthetic standpoint so that the missing tooth can be restored to a natural look, but also for functionally. Although they can not be used in all cases, they are the first choice Dr. Weller considers when restoring missing teeth.

The dental implants made by Nobel Biocare,  Bio Horizon and Straumann, All-on-4 provide a revolutionary approach to fasten appliances and get a total restoration. This treatment works by placing the screws (implants) to four spots on the upper and/or lower arch. In contrast to other enhancement , All-on-4 utilizes fewer implants to give you a more secure hold and a full set of teeth.   Dentist Dr. Jeffrey Weller suggests All-on-4 implants if you are wanting a completely restored mouth without the bother and diet limitations of removable dentures. Several Chicago and Hinsdale, IL patients have enjoyed the advantages of the new All-on-4 treatment, appreciating quality outcomes. If you are interested in discovering more information on All-on-4 and custom-made dentures, then we encourage you to make a consultation at Weller Dental.

About All-on-4 Implants

Dental implants are metal anchors, usually made of titanium, that are surgically placed into the jawbone. Through a process called “osteointegration”, the jawbone actually fuses itself to the implant over time, providing a stable anchor point. An artificial tooth, made of porcelain, is then attached to the implant in order to look and function like a natural tooth. Multiple implants can also be used to anchor permanent bridgework or an acrylic set of teeth.

Dental implants by All-on-4 may be utilized to substitute the lower and/or upper dental arches together with implanted screws connected to dentures made custom for you. You could be an good candidate for All-on-4 implant dentures in the event that you prefer the advantages of implant-supported teeth compared to traditional, removable dentures, including no or few diet limitations, no sticky glues, and no denture soaking. You'll have to have sufficient gum and bone density to get implants since the implants rely upon your gums and bone to keep them in position. If necessary, gum and/or bone grafts might be required before implant placement. Dr. Weller can ascertain if this treatment is appropriate for you during your consultation and he will help explain all of your choices.

Are you a candidate?

The planning and implementation of implant treatment is critical. Dr. Weller will work with a Periodontist to determine the number of implants needed, the proper type of implant to use, the proper placement position, and what type of temporization can be done to facilitate healing. All of these factors have a significant effect on a successful outcome. When the healing stage is complete, final restoring of the implants, utilizing the latest advancements in dental implants is done by Dr. Weller. He customizes each case utilizing tooth colored abutment pieces with all porcelain implant crowns which will leave you wondering which tooth you lost. The staff, at Weller Aesthetic & Implant Dental Care, will coordinate your treatment to make sure that at all times you are looking and feeling great, in addition to keeping you well informed as to your next step of treatment.

what Can I Expect?

First, we will take impressions and x-rays of your mouth. Dr. Weller will develop your personal treatment program and go over your choices for sedation throughout your procedures. During your first procedure, the dental implants will be set in your dental arch. Dr. Weller will put a temporary cover to protect the dental implants as your gums and jawbone recover and your All-on-4 appliances are crafted. In a few months, you should come back to get your custom-made set of teeth made on a titanium bar connected and possibly adjusted for a more comfortable fit. While it does take more than one appointment to restore your missing tooth with an implant, our appointments are scheduled so that you are in and out in no time. We strive to make the process as seamless as possible. This is done usually in one surgery you go in with bad or missing teeth and leave with a set of great looking teeth that will never see a jar again.

What is the Follow Up?

You might feel some sensitivity and discomfort in your mouth following implant surgery. When you're wearing temporary appliances, there'll be some dietary limitations and cleaning directions to follow. You'll also need to schedule routine follow-ups throughout the recovery period so Dr. Weller can assess your recovery and be sure that the implants are healing into your bone socket and gums. As soon as your custom titanium enforced arch of teeth have been set, you should clean them just like normal teeth with regular flossing and brushing. You should still go to Weller Dental for biannual  examinations and at a minimum, three yearly professional cleanings to maintain your appliances. During these visits, Dr. Weller will track the health of your implants, gums, and jaw.

What About All-on-5 dental implants? Should I Get Them?

All-on-5 and All-on-4 dental implants are both techniques used to provide a full-arch restoration for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth in one or both jaws. The primary difference between the two methods lies in the number of dental implants used to support the prosthetic teeth. While the All-on-4 method uses four dental implants to anchor the full-arch prosthetic, All-on-5 utilizes five dental implants for additional support and stability. All-on-5 dental implants may be chosen for patients who require or desire additional support for the prosthetic teeth. It might be preferable in cases where the bone structure allows for an extra implant, offering enhanced stability and potentially distributing biting forces more evenly. Both methods do provide a stable, long-lasting solution for tooth replacement that improves function, aesthetics, and oral health, but the choice between All-on-4 and All-on-5 may depend on the specific anatomical, functional, and personal needs of the patient.

The decision between All-on-4 and All-on-5 implants should be made after a thorough evaluation and discussion with a dental professional, considering the patient's specific situation, goals, and preferences. Each technique has its advantages, and the best choice depends on individual patient needs, including the amount and quality of jawbone available, the patient’s overall oral and general health, and financial considerations since the additional implant adds value to the total cost.

can I Use My Insurance?

Several insurance companies may provide partial coverage for All-on-4 implant dentures. It's very likely that there'll be some personal expenses; however, our staff will use your insurance provider to optimize your policy. If you do not have insurance, Weller Dental accepts numerous payments, such as medical financing. Dr. Weller along with his staff will make your All-on-4 procedure fit into your budget.

All-on-4 Dental Implants FAQ

Does getting All-on-4 dental implants hurt?
No, most patients do not find that getting All-on-4 dental implants is painful. While having implants placed in your jaw may sound intimidating, our dental professionals use powerful local anesthetics to completely numb the jaw and treatment area to ensure you are comfortable. If pain is a concern, we can discuss available treatment options during your consultation. Patients usually experience some swelling and soreness for a few days after their procedure, but this is normal and typically easy to control with over-the-counter pain relievers (always consult your physician before taking medications). We may also prescribe appropriate pain relievers to help keep you comfortable.

How long does it take to get All-on-4 dental implants?
You will need an initial consultation for the diagnostic imaging and examination. After that, we can typically complete your All-on-4 implant procedure in one office visit. When you're done, you'll have a complete set of beautiful, solid, and new teeth.

Can All-on-4 implants fail, and what are the risk factors?
While All-on-4 dental implants have a high success rate, there is a small risk of failure, which can be influenced by several factors such as poor oral hygiene, smoking, uncontrolled diabetes, and insufficient bone density. It's crucial to follow your dental professional's advice regarding oral care and lifestyle changes to minimize these risks and ensure the longevity of your implants.

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Recovery Time  
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How Long It Takes  
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The unique All-on-4 system makes it easy to completely restore your teeth with just four implants along with custom-made dentures. The advanced technology used enables you to prevent the clutter and constraints of removable dentures to give you a smile that feels and looks natural. Dr. Weller will describe the advantages of All-on-4 and help you determine if you are a candidate. Contact Weller Dental in Chicago or Hinsdale, IL to make a consultation.

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